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. it is about 3.5 years of negotiations between the obama white house and the republicans in congress and the democrats. how they essentially tried to bring the federal government's financial house to some kind of order. the answer is they failed. we have a federal government whose financial house is in total disorder, total disarray. it is a historic problem. to try to put it in english, we have a trillion dollars of iou outstanding in the world. the negotiations, they agreed to raise what they call the debt ceiling, so the government can borrow a couple more trillion dollars. we are going to run it run out of that borrowing authority january or february of next year. they're going to have to go back and authorized congress for more trillions of dollars of borrowing. the republicans and lots of people in congress don't want to authorize that. so there is going to be a bloody negotiation, unless they can work a deal. in a sense, this is a book about the past, but it's about the present. it is about where we are going and what the country's future is. if you think about it i would argu
? >> big brother is watching you, big brother is watching you through the obama white house, through the department of health and human services and transmit that to the job and also to your employer. i don't like it. i don't want big brother watching me and telling me how much to eat or when to walk or whether or not to smoke, i like to live my own life, and i'm a grownup. i had my mother telling me what to to eat when i'm a child, i'm done with that, i don't want mr. obama to be my mother. >> and i listen to my mommy and calls me and tells me to eat more veggies i will, but i draw the line there. julian, i think it's part of that social utopia coming out of washington these days, not only ultimately expensive, but takes away from personal liberties. it's one thing to try to pick winners and losers in the economy, but to decide on personal behavior just seems wrong in america. >> well, we incentivize behavior we think is good and disinvent advise. >> who is we? >> who is we? >> the government, the government constantly. so, the point here is i think price waterhouse cooper did a stu
. republicans want mitt romney to now fade away. president obama has invited romney over the white house. that hasn't happened yet. republican don't want him at the white house. i do think now we're going go back to the pundits and they're shifti shifting. >> when you have bobby jindal saying i don't think they are the way to win, the whole argument they want treats like animals they want treats, that's what laura ingram said. >> this is interesting. i would not argue with you. >> i'm sorry. that was ann coulter. >> let's quote her accurately. i would not argue with you that many republicans would want to kind of whitewash or erase mitt romney from the election and pren frooend he didn't happen. what's interesting to me is do you think they're dying to get an interview with mitt romney and get his take going forward or is he just considered because he lost, we kind of brand people a loser even though, you know, it was a relatively close election. >> listen. before election day people were talking about who we should be looking for in 2016. yeah, absolutely. >> maybe that had something to
's but college liberals don't have a chance now that they have obama in the white house. it is a drag now going from college campuses there discourage. they don't know their slogan get romney in there and the approach testers will comeback. [laughter] with liberal health as well as affirmative action and clarence thomas has a beautiful quote on affirmative-action quote team frederick douglass. he was talking to a group of the abolitionist you always wonder what you will do with us. you're doing a bus has caused enough. leave it -- the busload to stand on our own 2 feet. please. >> all of the doing, they were higher not in tow the one requirement was removed removed, say the to fail families but to write as they come out of their role south they're doing better points great society kicked him. but they feel good about themselves and pushed on the other related costs and is called the. >> do not love liberals give away with this in a more. [applause] >> i am glad we made the choice to come. i am very, very concerned about the integrity and honesty i don't want to find out that somebody one becaus
to send to william daley, who was then chief of staff to president obama at the white house. and this is from the e-mail. either e-mail or call and you can with suggestions woolard wrote. the e-mail stated the white house needs to focus on finalizing the loan guarantee for what would be the largest solar project in the world. bracer's energy was conditionally approved more than a year ago and is in the final stages of being completed. we need a commitment from the white house for a long closure between allenby india d. by march 18, end quote. a house energy and commerce subcommittee meeting last may, chairman jim jordan said to woolard, quote, you're asking the guy in charge of making final decisions to proofread an e-mail that your chairman is going to send to the white house chief of staff nec there is no political involvement? while in another coincidence or not, the loan received final approval in may 2011 a month after silver reviewed proofreading requests, which he repeated as the e-mails can be seen from his personal accounts, personal e-mail account, not department o
, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? >> president obama winning another four years in the white house, delivering his victory speech on election night and thanking his family and his supporters. according to the pew research center he could have also thanked the media for his win. the people of pew found media coverage of president obama was more positive at 29% during the last week of campaigning before election day. coverage of mitt romney on the other hand, mostly negative, 33% that same week. so, should this be a big thank you to the media for his reelection? >> no, i mean, i think he would have lost the election because of their get out the vote things as well. >> you're talking about romney. >> that's right, but if you look at the media's coverage and the pew people have said that they thought it was that reporters were paying attention to the polls. well, you know what? reporters unless they're reporting on a poll should not be paying attention to polls he when they write their story and be aware of any unconscious bias. >> jon: somehow, i
of the house homeland security committee, new york republican peter king. then where does america stand on the verge of a second obama term in office? the economy, the fiscal cliff talks, the president's priorities in the next four years. our roundtable is here. david brooks of "the new york times." msnbc's reverend al sharpton. former ceo of hewlett-packard carly fiorina >> historian and film maker ken burns. and nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. and we'll here from representative gregory meeks this morning as we check in on some of the hardest-hit victims of hurricane sandy and see how they offered thanks this weekend while surrounded by destruction. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >>> president obama doing his part for the economy over the weekend out holiday shopping as part of small business saturday, picking up several children's book at an independent bookstore iypÑarlington. >>> meanwhile, uncertainty in the middle east. more clashes in egypt over the weekend as
. but the election is over. president obama won. he won fair and square. we won the house. we won it fair and square. democrats still control the senate. slight edge to the democrats. bottom line, it's over with. let's find a way to get this resolved as much as possible between now and the end of the year. so both the new congress and the president in his second term can start over with a clean slate. we have so many issues around the world. let's resolve what we can here and stop. i have a lot of faith in john boehner. >> let's talk about the volatility in libya, over the fate of susan rice, the u.n. ambassador who was on this program and others and talking about the fact that it seemed to be more spontaneous, the attack on the consulate in benghazi. and this has been thoroughly litigated. she responded to those who said that she willfully misled the public by saying it was spontaneous rather than what we know it was now, which was an attack on our consulate. these were her comments on wednesday. >> as a senior u.s. diplomat, i agreed to a white house request to appear on the sunday shows to talk a
when president obama welcomes mexico's president-elect to the white house this week. he will return to mexico's institutional revolutionary power to party after 12 years when he takes office december 1st. he pushed more nor economic reforms and including overhauls of energy and tax laws. >>> supreme court could decide whether to take up the issue of gay marriage this week. the court is set to hold a closed door conference on friday where they can decide whether they will hear any of five challenges to the defense of marriage act or the prop 8 case. the odds are good they will accept one of those cases and the prop 8 case. california's prop eightle limited that to a marriage of man a a woman. >>> they can help you buy a powerball ticket. no one matched all sucks numbers and now it will jump to 325 million to an estimated $45 million for the next drawing slated for wednesday. it is the biggest jackpot in powerball history. powerball tickets are not sold though in california. they are sold in 42 states and including washington, oregon and arizona. incidentally. the winning numbers were
, was a huge margin of the jury and along with him is a huge, large democratic majority in both houses of congress. some people later on like and what obama did in 2008. obama's mandate was by no means clear and emphatic as johnson's was. he also had a whole year, plus 13 or 14 months to be thinking about what he would do when he was really president in his own right after the election of 64 and when he is an underrated in 1965. he jumps right in with this great society program. the adobo series of special committees and so forth have been studying issues, education, poverty, welfare, urban problems and so forth taskforces and had all these reports ahead of him when the congress of 1965 started. he staged the hugest inauguration ever. the only thing that popped it was obama's in 2009. he hit the ground running in a big way with a series of speeches and proposals and messages to congress for medicare, medicaid, elementary and secondary education act if it became called. title i competitor education, creation of housing and urban development cabinet. by the way, appointed the first black
president. the reality is that they are here in the long game. they will be here long after barack obama leaves the white house. we have to uphold our value, as well as our national interests. and that's going to eye think present a challenge that was tough for the last administration to walk, george w. bush and it's going to be tough for this one to walk. >> eric: when they say egypt goes islamist and the region is going to go islamist and fall in with iran and egypt and israel, big trouble for israel, what is your prediction? >> irany a different story. i don't think you are in danger of creating a little tehran on the nile. but the reality, this is not an arab spring. this is an islamist spring. when fair and free elections are held in this part of the world, it is the most ideological, well-organized and most committed parties that do the best. that happened in palestine, in lebanon and in iraq and it's happening in egypt. we have to figure out a way to keep morsi, with the incentives and dis-incentives we have to push toward a pluralist form of government. i have to actual, eric, it
. president obama and the democrats are pushing for tax cuts for wealthy americans as part of the deal. house speaker john boehner and republicans want bigger cuts in government spending. thanksgiving gave lawmakers a quick break from the fiscal cliff conundrum. now it's time to hunker down and get back to business. >> reporter: after meeting with president obama before the thanksgiving holiday -- >> i want to welcome the congressional leadership here. >> reporter: -- congressional leaders expressed optimism to reaching a deal. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. to talk about america's fiscal problem. >> we have a corner stones of being able to work something out. >> reporter: staffers have been working behind the scenes to fine common ground. among the big sticking points how to bring in more tax revenue and reduce spending on programs like medicare. but it's not yet clear when lawmakers and the president will meet next. even if some progress is made this week a final deal could still be a long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early
. >>> this evening as you might imagine, the obama administration is closely monitoring the situation in egypt. volatility there could have an effect on the entire region. nbc's mike viqueira is at the white house tonight. mike, what are you hearing from there? >> reporter: good evening to you, kate. just three days ago officials here reacted with positive emotions between morsi. and the role he brokered between the cease-fire in israel and hamas. some saw and some still see a way to leverage morsi's influence with hamas into jump-starting a middle east peace process that was all but dead. morsi's move to extend authoritarian rule by undercutting the courts complicated matters for the u.s. which still sends roughly $1 billion in aid each year to egypt. in the wake of the power grab u.s. officials issued a cautious statement of concern and a call for calm and there is a lot at stake for morsi and his muslim brotherhood as well, there's billions of dollars in imf funds, most important to the u.s. is continued stability in egypt, that peace treaty some three decades old between israel and egypt,
and the international community. harris? >> harris: what about the white house? any idea what they will do next regarding egypt. >> reporter: so far the obama administration is not calling out mohamed morsi directly. president obama spoke to mohamed morsi on wednesday to thank him for his personal leadership and handling the cease-fire and days later the state department said in a statement, the current constitutional vacuum in egypt can only be resolved by the adoption of a constitution that includes checks and balances and respects fundamental freedoms and individual rights and the rule of law, consistent with egypt's international commitment. it goes on to say, quote, we call for all egyptians to resolve their differences over these important issues, piece fully, and, through democratic dialogue. but, no mention, harris, of mohamed morsi by name. >> harris: molly henneberg, thanks, molly. we move on to hollywood and the world. actor larry hagman was so good at being bad. he has passed away, and people are laying flowers at his star at the hollywood walk of fame. he died yesterday in dallas,
to be wary of cutting spending on the platform, cuts in programs of obama's platform. host: do you think the states should use their line of communication of congress or the white house? caller: i think we need to trust the congress and believe that we have elected them to do the state's business and trust them to do it. host: let's go to mike. caller: i think the states already have several budgets to their elected officials. if the governor wants to have a say on the budget, get a hold of their elected officials, their congressman, bring them to the governor's office and laid the lot down to them on what the what the congressman to go back and portray in washington. host: let's hear what marie has to say on the independent line. caller: i think only the blue states should have a say because the blue states contribute overwhelmingly more money to the federal government. the red states tend to be more petty minded and selfish, anyway. the blue states give them money. let them do with their little money they get. i will lead the blue states -- all of the blue states need to participate. h
the so- called fiscal cliff and what the unions have at stake. our guest was at the white house for meetings president obama held members of congress about the fiscal cliff. watch today at 6:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. as the moral free discussion on for-profit and federal education policy. speakers from the bill and linda gates foundation and the department of education talking about the role of private enterprise in education. live coverage beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> at the democratic mayor spoke conventional come of this rhetorical bluster peace making him a figure. four years later, without that speech, he is not a viable candidate for president. this is a beautiful testament to the mind of lincoln and, his speech. well worthy of praise. when barack obama gave his speech in to the court, he was running for the senate and one. abraham lincoln one of the senate -- ran for the senate and he lost. think about barack obama running for the presidency in 2008 if he had lost not if he had want that? that is the level of national security we're talking about he
.s. interests. "new york times" reports that white house aides say she's favored by president obama to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. but rice's record doing her job doesn't seem to matter much to senator john mccain. what matters is that rice went on television in the days after the attack in libya that killed the ambassador and three other americans and repeated the information the cia provided at the time. >> susan rice should have known better, and if she didn't know better, she's not qualified. she has a lot of explaining to do. besides not being very bright, i will do everything in my power to block her from being the united states secretary of state. >> i suppose i understand the republicans feel the administration hasn't paid a high political price for the benghazi attack, but it seems a stretch that rice's performance on a few sunday shows should disqualify her from another job in the administration. the president addressed this issue after he was re-elected. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm
journey has its premiere in new zealand. on thursday, president obama meets this year's nobel prize winners at the white house. friday sees the official end of the 2012 hurricane season which saw 19 named storms, the third highest number ever. the word "thanksgiving" has a very real meaning for our contributor and "national geographic" photographer joel sartori. >> back home in nebraska, thanksgiving means gratitude, a look back at the past year, to pause to hold hands around the table and count our blessings. at our house, we hold hands tight these days. my wife kathy, a search-year breast cancer survivor, had a recurrence in january. her mother passed away not long after. i thought the only way things could get worse was if she backed over our dog in the driveway. how wrong i was. on a july vacation in minnesota we found a small painless lump on the neck of our 18-year-old son cole. five days later at the doctor's office we were facing a stage three lymphoma with chemo until the end of the year. that's when the condolences started in. friends approached us haltingly as if we had a
shopping weekends of the year. >>> president obama participated in small business saturday. the president and his daughters, sasha and malia, shopped at an independent bookstore in arlington, virginia. the white house says the president bought 15 children's books to be given to family and friends. >>> and of course in the wake of superstorm sandy, many small businesses that were damaged or desperate -- they are desperate for help. our poppy harlow takes a look at how sandy almost wiped out a family-run business in brooklyn. now the owners are struggling to keep the business alive. >> reporter: right before superstorm sandy, the streets were quiet outside liberty industrial gas and welding. that's in less than ten minutes. this is nightfall as the waters begin to rise. at this point, i think it's gone. an industrial park in red hook, brooklyn, sandwiched between two bodies of water. so this is the canal coming into the harbor, which is going to meet up with the river. and liberty is right here. we really had quite a surge because of the canal and the river essentially meeting in this area
many times obama has played golf and they're asking each other, "have you played golf with him? you have played golf with him?" none of them have played golf with him. >> the white house is a huge political asset which has been used. so many of those guys have not been to the white house. the lower level congressmen and senators, they'd give anything-- i know he should have dinner with his family, but have a cocktail hour every night and bring over 40 congressmen as a group and they all run around the white house. >> schieffer: we're going to have to take a break here. we'll be back in one minute with more of this. was so wrong about you. other next, we get priority boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. there is no plan. really? [ male announcer ] the united mileageplus explorer card. the mileage card with special perks on united. get it and you're in. monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and from national. because only national
in another article about the disagreement between the obama administration about what was happening in the first term. now that the president has dealt with underwater homeowners deal with refinancing. >> the one big disagreement is about housing and whether he adequat adequated addressed the underwater mortgages. answer a small percentage of people who have needed help have gotten it. we're four years out of the crisis and the housing market is starting to recover. >> how are we prepared for anything that the president may want to tackle in the next term? how much have we rebounded? >> the economy is definitely rebounding. you can say that with confidence things are better. longer term there is great structural questions. people's income is not increasing. if the middle class income is not going up, you don't feel it getting better. we haven't resolved questions about whether we'll have an educated workforce for the future. >> okay. zachary, thank you so much going in. we appreciate that. >> thank you. >>> fresh inside to the filming of the new movie "lincoln" after the break. ♪
." thank you, sir. "road to the white house [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> in his weekly address, president obama talked about hurricane sandy. the republican responses by the newly elected chairwoman of the house republican conference. she also talked about thanksgiving and said republicans were ready to work with president obama to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. obama talked about of the obama family, i want to wish everybody a very happy thanksgiving. for us, this is a day full of ta family, i want to wish everybody a very happy thanksgiving. for us, this is a day full of family and>> on behalf friends,d football. it is a date to fight the urge to take a nap, at least until after dinner. most of all, it is a time to give thanks for each other and for the bounty we enjoy in this country. that is important this year. we have just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy, and vital to our democracy. it also required us to make choices. sometimes that led us to focus on what sets
of my to-do list, thank you. >> you're welcome. . >>> president obama made history last week becoming the first american president to visit cambodia as part of his asian tour. it's a country still very much haunted by a horrifying past. cnn white house correspondent dan lothian traveled with the president on that trip, and he gives us a chilling look at history. >> reporter: the road to the killing fields on the outskirts of phnom penh is dusty and at times only partly paved. a 30-minute ride into this country's painful past when some 2 million people were killed under pol pot's brutal rule, a man some refer to as the hitler of cambodia. this is the truck stop where people were brought, some from prisons or elsewhere. sometimes it was hundreds by truck each day. some held out hope. others knew it was the end. this is where they came to die. they were all accused of crimes against the state. most were killed the night they arrived here. others were kept alive for a few more hours in small steel and wood structures that were once right here on this spot. this man, who begs for money and
players. >> we need to see president obama move off the position of entitlements and propose real reductions, tangible, real, so there is something to balance with the rather substantial tax proposals. >> shannon: who do you think in the house and senate will be the key folks at the table? some are worried about the fact that maybe party leaders are negotiating what i happening, the committees and the rank and file are not necessarily involved and what will happen, something comes together and they are asked to sign on. narcotics we had senator jeff sessions talking about that. we do not have that. but his argument is that so much is being done in secressy and it is not fair to everyone who should be involved. how concerned should we be about the negotiations? >> i don't think we should be concerned at all about the secrecy. i think it's difficult to come to a deal with the president on one side and 535 members of the congress on the other. but we need to look for is whether someone of stature, like congressman ryan says that these spending cuts are real, substantial and will redu
women won't support her. we can make her the political scapegoat for president obama. >> i will say that one of the most beautiful things i have seen was the women on the -- from the house and the senate coming together to support her. so i just want to listen quickly to marcia fudge, the new head of the congressional black caucus, you'll see a there's a group standing up and saying, wait a minute, what's happening is not okay. let's listen to them for a moment. >> how do you say a person that has served this country with the distinction she has is not qualified? i am confused. i really am. because none of it makes any sense. to just throw out things. susan rice's comments didn't send us to iraq and afghanistan. >> let the church say amen. like that difference between the benghazi situation and what we saw the bush administration do around iraq, that distance is huge. >> it also is a difference between having people who are able and there and available to stand up and call it for what it is. >> thank goodness. >> sorry. go ahead. >> the nexus of the assumed lack of power and support
grover norquist and a bleng pledge. i don't believe that is a driving force for house republicans. they don't think it's good in the economy to race taxes on those who create jobs. >> president obama said that in 2010 right after the mid term beating the busheir raw tax cuts were set to expire and he extended them. a financial expert taking on the president's plan and what it may do for this country. >> it is uncertainty in the short term. a worse scenario long-term than going over the cliff would be continuing on this path more spending more redistribution. it has to be fixed. kicking the can down the road as the saying goes. i think even if we got a resolution which didn't suit the republicans for example you would probably see some up tick in the economy. what we are seeing now is economic leaththargy. how can they look 30 years down the line when our own government can't even look a couple weeks. >> republicans say there needs to be structural reform to the entitlements. nance is he pelosi is saying what does that mean? >> move the age down. >> perhaps. but they haven't really
? >> kind of both. the book is a behind the scenes account of what happened in the white house after the november 2010 election when the republicans and the tea party really knocked barack obama for a loop and took control of the house and everything that happened after that. the tax cut deal, the big fight over the budget and the debt ceiling and deficit reduction, also what happened in egypt and libya. and so i'm looking at how obama made the decisions he made and why did the actions he took. and a very perilous time politically but also explain how this is all done in a way, set up a 2012 campaign that we
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